Carolina Phlox is a lovely long-flowering native with clusters of purple-pink flowers. It provides a splash of color after most spring blooms have finished and before many summer perennials start to flower.
- Compact habit
- Flowers attract pollinators
- Long flowering period
- 18 to 24 inches tall and wide
- Clump-forming habit
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 6, 7, 8, and 9
In central North Carolina, flowering starts in mid to late May and continues well into July.
How to grow
Prefers sun, though plants will still bloom in part shade. Planting in moist, well-drained soil will produce strong growth and lots of flowers.
Care and maintenance
Cut back dead stems before growth starts in the spring. Trimming back plants by half after flowering in summer will often promote another flush of flowers in the fall.
Where to plant
At the front of flower beds, patio gardens, and along paths.
When to plant
Carolina Phlox can be planted year-round in the South, with spring and fall being the best times for plant and gardener.
Between two and three feet apart when planting in a group.
When will my plant flower?
Plants purchased before May should produce some flowers in their first year.
Native habitat and range
Carolina Phlox can be found growing along woodland borders throughout the eastern United States.
Source and origin
Discovered as a chance seedling in our garden, it has proved itself to be vigorous and free-flowering. Plants are grown from cuttings here at the nursery.
|States||Cost per order|
|AL, DE, GA, KY, MD, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, and WV||$12|
|AR, CT, FL, IL, IN, LA, MA, MI, MO, MS, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WI||$14|
|IA, KS, ME, MN, OK, and TX||$16|
|CO, NE, ND, and SD||$18|
Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA due to agriculture restrictions.When will my order be shipped?
All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. We ship on Monday and Tuesday so your plants don't get held up over the weekend. Orders placed after Sunday may (especially in spring) be shipped the following week.Can I place an order and have it shipped at a later date?
Sorry, all plants are shipped within 8 days of placing an order.How will my plants get delivered?
Most orders are shipped via UPS Ground with some smaller orders being delivered by USPS Priority Mail.Are your plants shipped in their containers?
Yes, all our plants are shipped in their growing containers. The dimensions are 4.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep and 32 fl. oz. / 946 ml in volume.Do you guarantee your plants?
We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.
On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know. If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.
You can return your plants if you no longer want them once they arrive. To receive a refund (minus 15% restocking fee) the plants must be returned in good condition. Return shipping is the customer’s responsibility.Is there a fee if I decide to cancel my order?
If you cancel an order and the plants have been pulled and prepared for packing and shipping, there is a 15% restocking fee.What about sales tax?
We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.Where can I find information about your plants?
Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.